Year 2 – General Information
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The Romans – Class 2R – Mrs Lee.
Class email = email@example.com
TAs – Mrs Pane & Mrs Witmore
Guided Reading – Thursday
Library Books – Friday.
The Anglo-Saxons – Class 2A – Miss Chilvers
Class email =
TA – Miss Dooley
Library Books – Thursday.
Guided Reading – Friday
PE Arrangements for Autumn Term
PE lessons will take place on a Monday and Wednesday morning and Tuesday afternoon. We are delighted that we will be supported by our Inspire Sports Coach, Mr Todd for these sessions. Your child will need a white T –shirt, black shorts, plain dark leggings or jogging bottoms and plimsoles/trainers, which need to be kept in a named drawstring PE bag. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings should be removed.
Year 2’s Learning Journey
Week Beginning Monday 19th October
Hello Year 2! Mrs Lee and Miss Chilvers can’t wait to start the last week before half term, with all of the Year 2 children!
We will continue to link all our learning with Paddington Bear and also enjoy reading and discussing Katie in London too!
As Resilient Readers we will:-
Remember to complete the Reading Challenge – we challenge you to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week! Complete and return your Reading Challenge slip every Monday!
Enjoy listening to Katie in London, and an extract about Paddington’s morning routine too.
Answer a variety of questions about the text to show our understanding.
Be Resilient Readers! The answers are in our hands.
Skim and scan the text for answers.
Give opinions – WHY do we think that?
Why not watch some of our favourite Paddington stories at home too?
As Wonderful Writers we will:-
Continue to practise our cursive font, and continue to join our letters together.
Write sentences with CL at the beginning and FS at the end.
MC Grammar will help us with our learning. We love singing along to his raps! We will think about ADJECTIVES this week, when we describe nouns. Why not sing along to MC Grammar’s rap?
Use our mapping skills to plan a letter from Paddington to his Aunt Lucy.
Edit and improve our plans to write our letters.
Use ‘Scrabbled Eggs’ to practise our CEWs – we want to get all these words taken off our wall!
Take part in our Weekly Spelling Challenge!
As Marvellous Mathematicians we will:-
Count in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s, forwards and backwards. Count and exercise by clicking on the link below!
Use words such as add, addition, plus, count on, jump on, altogether. Why not click on the link to sing our fantastic addition song?
Use words such as take away, subtract, subtraction, minus, count back and jump back. Why not click on the link to sing a great subtraction song?
Use COLUMN ADDITION and SUBTRACTION to solve 2d + 1d, 2d + 2d, 2d – 1d and 2d – 2d problems.
Remember to start the ones, then solve the tens.
Practise our BMBT and CLIC challenges with Mrs Lucking and try to improve our scores.
Why not visit ‘Hit the Button’ to practise your Maths!
We love this game – a fun way to practise number facts!
We also like to use a variety of games on Top Marks.
As Super Scientists we will:-
Complete our exciting topic ‘Materials and their Properties’
Tap and clap key Scientific words linked to our theme.
Recall what we have discovered about different materials and their properties so far. Why not click on the link below to find out more?
Show off all that we have learnt about Materials and their Properties, by writing Super Science sentences and drawing diagrams with labels.
Sing lots of super Science songs to help us with our learning! Click on the links to find some of our favourites!
We will learn about Black History Month UK, which is a celebration of black history that takes place in October every year. This year (2020), the 33rd UK Black History Month will be celebrated. The first was in 1987.
We will learn about the history of black British people. Typically, the achievements of inspiring black British role models such as athletes, authors, poets, actors and musicians are celebrated, too.
Why not watch these clips from Newsround to find out more?
As Perfect Programmers we will:-
Use the IPads to link our learning.
Use the Ipads to take photos of different London Landmarks.
Continue to use the program ChatterPix to record facts about London Landmarks.
Upload our work to our See Saw page, so that we can share work with our grown ups.
Learn about Internet Safety.
As Musicians we will:–
Learn lots of new songs that link with our topic! Why not give them a try?
Travelling around London Town
London Bridge is Falling Down
In our PE lessons we will:-
Work with Mr Todd and Mr Hammond, our amazing Sports Coaches.
Learn about how our bodies change when we move and exercise
Practise a variety of ball skills
In our RE lessons we will:-
Find out about Harvest Festival and why this event is celebrated by many religions.
Look at the different ways it is recognised and celebrated.
Talk about Remembrance Day.
Create some Poppy Art for the Town Hall, to be laid near the memorial on the seafront as part of the Town memorial event.
WE HOPE YOU’LL ENJOY DISCUSSING ALL THESE ACTIVITIES WITH YOUR CHILDREN.
DON’T FORGET TO KEEP READING!
WELL DONE YEAR TWO – – KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK – YOU ARE AMAZING!
Year 2 Bulletins
Watch out for ‘Marvellous Me’ messages from your child’s teachers. We LOVE Marvellous Me at Trimley St Mary – it’s a fantastic way to encourage, praise and celebrate successes and achievements in school. Take the time to talk with your child about their learning! Because …… everyone’s a SUPERHERO!!
PLEASE LET YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER KNOW IF YOU REQUIRE A NEW MARVELLOUS ME CODE FOR YOUR PHONE!
Don’t forget to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week! Your reading Challenge Slip must be returned on MONDAY MORNING so the ‘scores on the doors’ can be collated by class teachers during registration and sent to the school office. Come on Year 2! A KS1 class has never topped the leader board! We need 75% of our classes to read to meet Mrs Ashford’s challenge. Earn your Reading Challenge Reward Stamp! Class prizes and house points available too. Keep reading!!
The Language of BAD
(Bad is good!)
We want to be challenged at Trimley St Mary.
We have been using the language of BAD to extend our learning. We have been taking on challenges to show if we are brave, (paddling) adventurous (snorkeling) or daring (diving)!
At present, Parent Helpers will not be able to come into school. However, when this changes we will let you know, as in the past ….
Parent Helpers Welcome!
We have welcomed parents into school in the past, to help our children to improve their reading skills. When the current situation changes, if you are able to spare a morning or an afternoon, on a regular basis, please let your child’s teacher know. We are very appreciative of your additional support, and it makes a huge difference to the children’s learning. We would love you to come and join us! Thanks for your continued support.
Year 2 English Curriculum - Autumn Term
As Readers we will read and discuss stories with familiar settings, about ‘Paddington Bear’, and his adventures in London. As Writers we will create non-fiction books and leaflets, containing the information we have researched and learnt about London. We will write recounts and diary extracts describing the Great Fire of London. We will be looking at poetry and writing our own poems about London and Fireworks. We’ll practise our cursive font, and join most of our letters. Your child will bring home a Library Book and Reading Book weekly. Your help and support with reading is invaluable. The English curriculum SFA (Success for All) will continue, developing the children’s reading and comprehension skills, basic grammar and spelling. It celebrates co-operative learning. Weekly spellings will be sent home in preparation for our spelling challenges.
Don’t forget to complete the Reading Challenge every week! We challenge you to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week at home! Come on Year Two! We haven’t topped the leader board yet!
We LOVE MC Grammar! He helps to make our writing AMAZING! You can find all of MC Grammar’s cool Grammar Raps on You Tube – a great way to learn all about grammar! We love singing along to these in Year Two! Why not take a look?
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Year 2 Maths Curriculum - Autumn Term
As Mathematicians we will follow the Inspire Maths scheme & continue to practise our 2x, 5x and 10x tables, & begin to learn the 3x and 4x tables as well. We will build on our addition and subtraction skills, and begin to learn a variety of calculation strategies. We will practise using and applying these skills to real-life problems. As part of our ‘Big Maths’ scheme, children will continue to take part in ‘Beat That!’ and CLIC tests every week to consolidate their Learn-Its and calculation knowledge. Your child will bring these home each week so you can see their scores! We will look at coordinates on London maps, and learn about direction and movement. We will investigate capacity and measure different lengths and distances. We will be looking at time; creating bus and train timetables using o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past. We will consolidate our understanding of 3D shapes and create models of London Landmarks.
DON’T FORGET TO KEEP PRACTISING YOUR NUMBER POUCH TOO!
Year 2 Spellings
Spelling challenges will be sent home weekly. You might like to practise these words with your child so that they are confident during their spelling challenge. We will also practise these words regularly in school too. IT IS NOT ESSENTIAL THAT THEY GET THEM ALL CORRECT, ALL THE TIME. IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAT YOUR CHILD CAN APPLY THESE SPELLING RULES TO THEIR WRITING ALL THE TIME. We need to learn to spell all the Common Exception Words (CEWs) by the end of Year Two. These words will be displayed in our classrooms and removed once we have all learn them off by heart. Termly updates will be sent home, so you can see how our child is progressing with this target!
Why not visit this online site – you can create your very own lists of words! Then play a variety of games to practise your spellings!